publication . Article . 2017

Disabled and Unmarried? Marital Chances Among Disabled People in Nineteenth-Century Northern Sweden

Helena Haage; Lotta Vikström; Erling Häggström Lundevaller;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2017 Journal: Essays in Economic and Business History, issue 0896-226X (issn: 0896-226X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: The Economic & Business History Society
  • Country: Sweden
To marry and form a household of one's own was the expected life course of most people in the nineteenth century, but little is known about whether individuals with disabilities shared the same demographic experience of marriage as non-disabled did. This study examines this issue by analyzing the marital chances of a group of disabled people—i.e. blind, deaf mute, crippled and with mental disabilities—compared with a non-disabled reference group. Our results show that about a quarter of the disabled individuals did marry, even though their marital propensities were significantly lower than those of non-disabled people. These propensities also differed by gender ...
free text keywords: Historia, HF5001-6182, HC10-1085, Business, Economic history and conditions, History, History, Historia, lcsh:Business, lcsh:HF5001-6182, lcsh:Economic history and conditions, lcsh:HC10-1085
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Liveable disabilities: Life courses and opportunity structures across time
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 647125
  • Funding stream: H2020 | ERC | ERC-COG
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